• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • john roberts

    How 40 Congressmen Are Challenging Obamacare

    The Supreme Court may have ruled once on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but the debate about the law’s constitutionality is far from settled. Forty members of the House of Representatives, led by Trent Franks (R–AZ), have filed an amicus brief in the latest … More

    Chief Justice Roberts: “Fundamental Concerns” Surrounding Class Action Awards

    Have you ever received a class action notification? The e-mails and letters contain a lot of legalese—“You might be entitled to an award as a member of this class”—but the end result is usually the same: You sign up, and you receive nothing of value. When class actions settle, everyone … More

    Public Opinion and the Supreme Court

    A recent Rasmussen poll shows that public approval of the Supreme Court of the United States is at an all-time low. Only 28 percent of those surveyed gave the Supreme Court a “good” or “excellent” rating, while the justices’ “poor” rating has risen to 30 percent. This negative rating is … More

    Fisher v. University of Texas: Racial Preferences at the Supreme Court

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the challenge to the University of Texas’s consideration of race in its undergraduate admissions program. The ruling is a limited win for those who want a truly colorblind society. Texas adopted a plan in the mid-1990s that automatically admitted Texas … More

    Keeping Judges Out of the Foreign Policy Arena

    This week, the Supreme Court issued a historic decision that will help prevent U.S. courts (and activist judges) from interfering in foreign policy issues that are—and should be—the constitutional prerogative of the executive and legislative branches. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum involved the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which was passed … More

    Morning Bell: Too Many Broken Promises in Obamacare

    Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) almost called Obamacare’s individual mandate a tax, stopping mid-word to call it a “penalty”. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew and other spokespersons echoed this talking point. This is in spite of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that deemed the mandate unconstitutional under both … More

    A Clarion Call for the American People

    The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare reflects a tragic misreading of the law, one which could cost us not just economically but also in terms of liberty.  On the bright side, the Court recognized that there are limits to what Congress may do under the Commerce Clause.  But this … More

    Supreme Court Backs Arizona’s Right to Enforce Immigration Laws

    Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the major provision of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration law is a strong rebuke of the Obama Administration. The Administration had argued that its own immigration enforcement priorities should be treated as controlling law—that is, above the determinations of both Congress and Arizona. But the Court’s … More

    Is the Roberts Court Partisan?

    One of the frequent claims we hear from liberals is that the justices on the Supreme Court who are dubbed “conservative” are (in contrast to the liberal justices) just driven by politics, pro-business and anti-plaintiff, and not considerate of due process and that cases are constantly decided by 5–4 splits … More

    Why Goodwin Liu Matters

    Rumors of a possible Supreme Court retirement this summer have Washington buzzing with anticipation. Adding to the intrigue is the controversial nomination of Goodwin Liu for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Senate Republicans used a procedural move Wednesday to postpone Liu’s hearing. But the delay will likely do little … More